If you’re looking for things to do this month, check out this bumper list. With so much on in the Heritage City this March, you’ll easily find the perfect event, class or gig.
How Cities Work
Until August 30 explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way at The Workshops Rail Museum. From sewers to skyscrapers this interactive exhibition reveals the secret workings of the city.
This spectacular exhibition has been developed in collaboration with illustrator and city fanatic James Gulliver Hancock, and is adapted from the bestselling book How Cities Work from Lonely Planet Kids.
See and hear the city come to life with interactive animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner.
Exhibition admission is included with museum entry.
See Australian band Busby Marou at the Ipswich Civic Centre on March 6 from 8pm.
Tom Busby (hailing from Queensland, Australia) and Jeremy Marou (from the beautiful Torres Strait Islands) have been playing music together for over a decade since their initial music connection at a pub in Rockhampton.
There’s a potent chemistry that drives Busby Marou, and it is that unwritten agenda, a simple intangible understanding between them, that they will continue to drive into the exciting new chapter in their remarkable career.
A point of difference for Busby Marou is the energy they put into touring regional Australia with fans from across the country loving the live experience in a Country beer barn equally as much as a slick inner-city theatre.
Friday night lights and bites
Friday Night Lights and Bites is a fun filled event for the whole family at Willowbank Raceway.
Kids under 13 are free entry, general admission is $10 or fill a car for $25.
Free face painting, live music and a jumping castle.
Race your mate in grudge lane, park your pride and joy at the car show. Trophies for coolest hot rod, street car and bike – registered street vehicles only.
Autumn Drift Matsuri
The first of this years Drift Matsuri events, The Autumn Drift Matsuri runs from March 7-8 at Queensland Raceway.
Imagine racing Fast and Furious style with plenty of side-ways action on track.
There are two Drift Matsuri’s per year, the Autumn Matsuri in March and the Spring Matsuri in October.
The 91 Storey Treehouse live on stage
Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!
The best-selling, award-winning series of books by much-loved duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has inspired children across Australia to let their imaginations run wild. The 91-Storey Treehouse has been short-listed for the Speech Pathology Awards 2018 and long-listed for ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2018. The stage adaptations have also been incredibly successful throughout Australia, including The 52-Storey Treehouse winning the 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children.
In this adaptation Andy and Terry are going to be challenged like never before! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry and Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?
Learn to paint your pet Andy Warhol Style
This class is a fantastic way to spend time with friends packed with great food, great wine and loads of giggles!
Come down, join the creative community here in Ipswich, enjoy wine (or coffee) and immerse yourself in a wonderful art class.
They provide everything you need in the ticket price and there is free parking on site.
SplitEnz/Crowded House Tribute Show
Club Services Ipswich is hosting a free SplitEnz and Crowded House tribute show on Saturday March 14 from 8pm.
Summer Land Camels are hosting a long lunch on Saturday March 14.
Gather your family and friends and join professional cameleers as they guide you on a behind the scenes tour of the camel training centre and dairy.
Then enjoy a three-course long lunch showcasing local, fresh produce and their award-winning camel dairy products. Sip on a wine and enjoy the spectacular views from the farm.
Brews and BBQ Masterclass
Join 4 Hearts along with their best BBQ buddies Smoke and Daggers BBQ for a joint masterclass in all things brewing, BBQing and smoking.
Your ticket includes 4 Hearts beers and BBQ samples, plus the opportunity to engage one-on-one with competition pit masters from Smoke and Daggers BBQ and the 4 Hearts brewing team in a relaxed atmosphere.
They will be on hand to give advice and tips on home brewing and home smoking and BBQ setups, plus demonstrating how they do it as professionals.
There is plenty of space, so get a group together for a relaxing day of beer and BBQ!
Every year a massive cycling event happens in Ipswich…
The Ipswich 100 is a 100 mile challenge (169km) – a one day ride of moderate difficulty to challenge seasoned and elite cyclists.
It passes through the Ipswich countryside just beyond Harrisville, towards Kalbar, around Lake Moogerah and ascends Mt Alford before a run into Boonah.
It then joins the Classic 100 ride (101km) which is a breathtaking ride through the Scenic Rim to the South West of Ipswich, to Walloon and Rosewood, Mt Walker and Warrill View.
Riders then come through Harrisville along Boonah Rd and into Peak Crossing then through Ipswich suburbs.
There is also a 50km, 25km and kids’ ride available.
A Beergustation dinner event will be held on Tuesday March 17 at 4 Hearts Brewing.
The special event is being held as part of the BrewsVegas beer festival event.
Enjoy an intimate and exclusive brewery and dinner experience.
The menu will pair six 4 Hearts beers with six creative courses, showcasing the best of local produce.
4 Hearts Brewing’s head brewer will also be at the dinner table to discuss all things brewing, the life of a brewer and his love of food!
Springfield goes Ballistic
A free event is planned at Ballistic Springfield as part of BrewsVegas this year.
Join in the fun at the 20-tap brewery and kitchen for a music festival on the lawn on Saturday March 21.
There will be a range of bands with music for everyone, join us on the grass, enjoy craft beers brewed with the local community, great food, BBQ, stalls and entertainment for the kids.
Colour – see the world in a new light
A new exhibition opens at the Ipswich Art Gallery on March 14.
The month-long exhibition developed by Questacon explores colour.
See colour as you’ve never seen it before. Visit the room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music.
There’s four broad themes to the exhibition: Coloured Light – the origin of all colour; Controlling Colour – colours added, removed and transformed; Seeing Colour – experience, thoughts, understanding, action; Making Sense of Colour – human, animal, and machine vision.
Engage with more than 25 interactive experiences, ranging from coloured bubbles to iridescent insects to colour illusions. Runs Saturday March 14 to Sunday June 14 – closed public holidays.
Killer Queen Experience
See the World’s Premier Tribute Show at Brothers Leagues Club on March 22. Show starts at 3pm in the Entertainment Lounge.
Sip and Picnic at the Old Marburg Church
The event runs from 11am-2pm, enjoy wine, food and immerse yourself in a wonderful art class.
There will be a variety of colours and tools to use to create your work of art. Cost is $99.
CMC Rocks QLD
This month get ready to rock country-style. CMC Rocks QLD 2020 will be held at Willowbank Raceway from March 20-22.
CMC Rocks QLD is the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
This year Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore and Morgan Evans are headlining the event.
The Italian Tenors
Direct from Italy and returning in 2020 for their third Australian tour, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon.
See them at the Ipswich Civic Centre on March 26.
Comedian Ross Noble is on his way to Ipswich on March 27 on the second leg of his 85-date worldwide tour.
Known as one of comedy’s best improvisers, Noble has been honing his craft for over two decades.
In his latest show, Humournoid, he poses the question: What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
Antiques and Collectables Fair
An Antiques and Collectables Fair is being held at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Saturday March 28.
On March 29, head in for the Music, Electronics and Toys fair also at the Showgrounds.
Ipswich Pony Express
A unique motocross event called the Pony Express will be held at the Tivoli Raceway on March 28-29. The event is being run by Motorcycling Queensland.
Jap Nats Drifting 2020
The Japanese Nationals is the premiere Japanese manufacturer meet for all die hard JDM fans. With two days of non-stop JDM swag including Time Attack, Show N’ Shine, Cruising and a one-day Drift Matsuri style drift day you will have a hard time fitting it into one weekend!
On Saturday March 28 you can check out the Show N’ Shine, Cruising and Time Attack sessions, including a top 10 shoot out where the winner walks away with $1000! Sunday March 29 is your chance to get a taste of the QR Drift Matsuri vibes with a whole day of sideways action across the skid pan, short track and circuit!